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SUNS # 8758 Monday 24 September 2018

Trade : EU's proposed changes to DSU unlikely to be accepted by US (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The European Union on Tuesday proposed several changes to the World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Understanding (DSU) in an attempt to appease the United States. But the proposed amendments are unlikely to be accepted by Washington, particularly on preserving and strengthening the Appellate Body (AB) by increasing its stre ngth to nine members and maintaining binding rulings, trade envoys told SUNS.

UN : Recognising the debilitating nature conflict has on food security (PRIV)
(IPS, Bulawayo)
Nyalen Kuong and her daughters fled to safety after an attack on their village in South Sudan in which Kuong's husband and two sons where killed and the family's cattle lost.

UAE : Freezing inside high rise buildings while temperatures soar outside (PRIV)
(IPS, Dubai)
"Look at these tall, beautiful buildin gs. I have worked as a mason during the construction and was one of those who lai d [the brickwork] brick by brick," says Mohammed Akhtar* who has been working as mason for over a decade in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Opinion : Can the US and Russia avert a new arms race? (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington DC)
Five long years have passed since US President Barack Obama proposed and Russian President Vladimir Putin unfortunately rejected negotiations designed to cut their excessive n uclear stockpiles by one-third below the limits set by the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).

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